ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organisation of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.
Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet, to empower small-holder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption so governments are accountable to their citizens. Cofounded by Bono and other activists, ONE is strictly nonpartisan.
ONE’s 7 million members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.
ONE teams in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives — and which every year are under threat from cuts and other priorities.
ONE is not a grant-making organisation and we do not solicit funding from the public or receive government funds. ONE is funded almost entirely by foundations, individual philanthropists and corporations.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
At the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; July, 2015), ONE launched ‘Follow the Money’ which aims to become a one-stop-shop for the best examples and stories of citizens using data to track corruption, advocate for better budget allocations, and make sure public money gets to where it is most needed.
ONE offers the URL and name data.org as a resource to the to be a central portal for tracking development progress through data.
ONE commits to advocate and campaign for open data standards in the extractives, company ownership, aid and budget sectors until at least the end of 2016.
ONE will hold governments, civil society and businesses to account for their commitments towards the data revolution and advocating for greater commitments until 2020.